I love my echo dot, and I’m considering buying more to use mainly as speakers at this stage! Alexa is fun to chat with but sometimes she doesn’t understand what I’m asking, even when I’m asking her things that the app says to ask, which is frustrating! Sometimes I word it a different way and she understands. Also I had trouble getting her to play my personal Apple playlists, until I figured out I had to say from my Apple iCloud music, once I got her to play the playlist once, she remembered after that, so I don’t have to keep saying iCloud music anymore, just the name of the playlist! She is very handy for asking for information without having to go look it up myself, for instance, the weather forecast! And it’s funny to get her to tell jokes and sing her songs, they can be quite entertaining when sitting at home bored! I haven’t worked out how all these “skills” that you can download work yet, it’s not clear... The sound isn’t too bad, I often play my music through the dot. I have an Echo 3rd gen and the sound is a lil better on it, but I enjoy playing my music or listening to the radio on both! I really wish they would bring out some more cool colours! A nice bright purple would be awesome!